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3rd Match, The Hague, June 24, 2017, Zimbabwe tour of Netherlands
(26.3/50 ov, T:280) 130

Netherlands won by 149 runs


Bowlers help Netherlands clinch consolation win

A 79-ball 71 from Michael Rippon helped Netherlands post 279. They then bowled Zimbabwe out for 130 to complete a consolation win at The Hague

Netherlands 279 (Rippon 71, Mpofu 4-41) beat Zimbabwe 130 (Waller 50, van der Merwe 3-7, Snater 3-30) by 149 runs
Incisive opening spells from Shane Snater and Fred Klaassen ripped through Zimbabwe's top order, leaving them 44 for 5 in the 13th over, in their chase of 280. Malcolm Waller struck a counter-attacking 50 off 43 balls, but without much support, Zimbabwe's resistance didn't last long. Roelof van der Merwe picked up the last three wickets to fall, completing a consolation win for Netherlands by 149 runs.
Snater finished with figures of 3 for 30, while Paul van Meekeren and Logan van Beek claimed one wicket apiece. Zimbabwe were bowled out for 130 in the 27th over.
After being put in to bat, Wesley Barresi and Stephan Myburgh put on a 53-run opening stand off 69 balls. Netherlands' middle order - Ben Cooper (27), van der Merwe (32) and Peter Borren (29) - all got starts, but only Michael Rippon, batting at No. 4, went on to make a half-century. His 79-ball 71 carried Netherlands to 279. Fast bowler Chris Mpofu finished with 4 for 41.

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